An extra pop-up channel featuring build-up and post-match analysis for handpicked games throughout the World Cup is coming to BBC iPlayer.
Available exclusively on the broadcaster’s streaming platform, the World Cup Extra channel will also feature live coverage of selected matches with alternative commentary from BBC Radio 5 Live throughout the tournament, plus a range of football related documentaries.
The broadcaster, which is sharing the UK rights to the competition with ITV, will also be using iPlayer to offer 4K Ultra High-Definition coverage of its matches.
Dan McGolpin, director of BBC iPlayer, said: “More and more people are going to BBC iPlayer for the biggest TV moments and enjoying the extra benefits that you get there, for the World Cup that means additional coverage before and after the big matches, alternative commentary from 5Live and every match live streamed in Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range.
“Together with brand new some new documentaries about football’s biggest World Cup stars and of course a breath-taking range of alternatives to the football, BBC iPlayer will be the best place to be over the coming weeks”